Category Archives: Health

People with Parkinson’s subjected to over 3,300 medication errors

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Thousands of people with Parkinson’s are being routinely denied access to vital medication in hospitals across England – leading to significant health problems, new data uncovered by Catherine McKinnell MP reveals today. New statistics from the Department of Health showed that from January 2013 to December 2014 people with Parkinson’s were subject to over 3,300 Continue Reading...

Having a new baby, I know how important the NHS is

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This article appeared in the Chronicle newspaper on 25 February – you can also read it online here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mp-catherine-mckinnell-renewed-focus-8706251 Welcoming her new baby has renewed a Newcastle politician’s commitment to defend the NHS against financial cut backs. Labour MP for Newcastle North, Catherine McKinnell, is currently balancing political life with the care of her six-week-old Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP pledges support for children with Type 1 diabetes in Newcastle schools

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  Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has shown her support for children with Type 1 diabetes by backing a Diabetes UK campaign for improved care in school for children living with the condition. The charity’s Make the Grade campaign is seeking to raise awareness of a new law, which means that all schools in England Continue Reading...

Catherine calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, visited Michael Offord Optometrist in Kingston Park in her constituency recently to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness. 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this figure is set to increase by 115% to nearly 4 million people by Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP supports campaign for sight loss advisers

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with the RNIB to back their campaign for everyone diagnosed with sight loss to receive emotional support to come to terms with their condition. Catherine attended the recent Parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being There When it Matters’, which Continue Reading...